Don’t Panic! Your Instagram (Probably) Wasn’t Just Hacked


About two hours ago, I got a flurry of text messages from my family.

“My Instagram got hacked!” one read.

“I can’t log into Instagram! I got a notification saying I’d been logged out!”

You too?

Don’t panic. A bunch of people got those alerts — and no, it wasn’t a big ol’ mega hack.

It’s unclear exactly what happened, but Instagram says it wasn’t the result of something malicious. Just “a bug”, they say — and one that should be fixed now.

Carry on posting pictures of your coffee, shoes, and things perfectly centered from above.